Jim Simons

Jim Simons

Last Update: 05-14-2015

Number of Stocks: 3133
Number of New Stocks: 637

Total Value: $46,957 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 32%

Countries: USA DEU CAN
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Jim Simons' s Profile & Performance

Profile

In 1982, Simons founded Renaissance Technologies Corporation, a private investment firm based in New York with over $20 billion under management; Simons is still at the helm, as CEO, of what is now one of the world's most successful hedge funds.

Investing Philosophy

For over two decades, Simons' Renaissance Technologies' hedge funds, which trade in markets around the world, have employed complex mathematical models to analyze and execute trades, many of them automated. Renaissance uses computer-based models to predict price changes in easily-traded financial instruments. These models are based on analyzing as much data as can be gathered, then looking for non-random movements to make predictions.

"The advantage scientists bring into the game is less their mathematical or computational skills than their ability to think scientifically. They are less likely to accept an apparent winning strategy that might be a mere statistical fluke."

Total Holding History

Performance of Medallion Fund

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
20103015.0614.9

Top Ranked Articles

Sycamore Networks: A Lottery Ticket That Pays You
What if you paid $1 for a lottery ticket, but if you didn’t win over the next two years, you could turn that ticket back in for $1.08? Read more...
5 Stocks That Dropped the Most Since Gurus Bought Them
Value investors are primarily interested in the price of a security, though they need to do additional research to determine whether a cheap stock is a good investment. GuruFocus’ Guru Bargains screener shows the Guru stocks that have declined the most since they were purchased. The screener serves as a jumping-off point to get investing ideas for further analysis. Some stocks whose prices have nosedived may be quality companies facing a temporary setback, and others may be value traps in permanent decline. Read more...
Jim Simons: Mathematics, Common Sense, and Good Luck: My Life and Careers
Jim Simons gave a speech in MIT: Read more...
Sears Makeover Relevant to Online Shoppers
With a finger on the pulse of today’s shopper, Guru Edward Lampert has a gift for making retailers relevant to the ever-changing consumer. His retail re-visioning of Sears and Kmart is starting to pay off. Sears Holdings Corporation’s online businesses for Sears and Kmart grew 20% in the second quarter of 2013, year-over-year. Lampert’s brainchild, the Sears ‘Shop Your Way’ membership program, generated more than 65% of the revenues at Sears Domestic and Kmart during the second quarter, compared to around 55% in the same quarter a year ago. But despite e-commerce growth, Sears Holdings reported an operating loss of $51 million in the second quarter of 2013, after a loss of $103 million in the second quarter of 2012. Read more...
WRLD: Potential Amid Political Correctness
Run your eye over the top listings on the GuruFocus Undervalued Predictable screener - somewhere there you’ll see WRLD, World Acceptance Corporation. On Friday, September 19, 2014, it sat atop the list, by virtue of the fact its price is a whopping 88% below its Discount Cash Flow value. Read more...
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Senior VP and CFO of Myers Industries Inc. Buys 1,000 Shares Of Company Stock
Greggory Branning (Insider Trades), senior vice president and CFO of Myers Industries Inc. (MYE), bought 1,000 shares of the company on July 29, 2015. The average price per share was $15.38, for a total transaction amount of $15,380. Myers Industries Inc. is a provider of material handling solutions and tire repair products to industrial end markets. The company’s market cap is 468.27 million, and P/S ratio is 0.74. More...

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A Growing Dividend Deserves Taking a Look at Hasbro
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Sealed Air's Positive Earnings Surprise
In this article let's take a look at Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE), a leading global manufacturer of a wide range of food and protective packaging materials and systems. More...

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Daniel Korte, CEO and President of LMI Aerospace Inc., Invests in 5,000 shares of company stock
Daniel Korte (Insider Trades), CEO and president of LMI Aerospace Inc. (LMIA), bought 5,000 shares of the company on July 23, 2015. The average price per share was $9.94, for a total transaction of $49,700. LMI Aerospace Inc. is a supplier of structural solutions and engineering services to commercial, business and regional, and military aerospace markets. The company’s market cap is 126.80 million, and P/S ratio is 0.33. More...

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Private Capital Management's Stocks trading with low P/E Ratio.
Private Capital (Trades, Portfolio) Management was founded in 1986 with a singular focus on fundamental value investing. PCM is owned by its portfolio manager and CEO, Gregg Powers. Widely known for his research skill, Gregg has been a key driver of PCM’s success since 1988. More...

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Cue Financial Group Buys Visa in Q2 2015 Chuck Royce,Jim Simons - Cue Financial Group Buys Visa In Q2 2015
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Buying A Top U.S. Asset Manager Facing Temporary Headwinds
Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN) is an asset manager providing investment service to retail and institutional investors. Funds are marketed under the well known Franklin, Templeton, Mutual Series and other brands. Franklin has over $850 billion in AUM. The asset base is more risky than is typical for asset managers with a big chunk consisting of equity investments. AUM is divided about 50-50 between equities and fixed income actually. In addition, Franklin Resources owes almost a third of the AUM to foreign investors. Retail investors also make up an important group of clients. As retail investors are more fickle as compared to their institutional counterparts, that also raises the risk profile of the company. In short; not your run-off-the-mill rocksolid asset manager. On the other hand, this type of AUM usually comes with higher returns. More...

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Pennsylvania Trust Co.'s Top Sales in Q2 2015
Pennsylvania Trust Co. recently filed its quarterly 13F where it reports the current holdings in its portfolio. More...

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Praxair Appears to be Trading Undervalued
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc has recently initiated a new position on Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX) with 30,886 shares. More...

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Context Capital Management's Top Sales in Q2 2015
Context Capital Management, LLC filed in the last days its Q2 2015 and according to it, it ended the quarter with a portfolio value of $57.77 million (an increase of $2.59 million from the previous quarter. 48.42% of the institutional investor’s portfolio is listed in the US. More...

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Context Capital Management's Top Buys in Q2 2015
Context Capital Management, LLC ended the second quarter with a portfolio value of $57.77 million, which increased by $2.59 million from the previous quarter. 48.42% of the institutional investor’s portfolio is listed in the U.S. More...

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John Calamos Sr. of Calamos Asset Management Inc. Buys Nearly 40,000 Shares Of Company Stock
John Calamos Sr. (Insider Trades), chairman, CEO, global Co-CIO and 10% owner of Calamos Asset Management Inc. (CLMS), bought 39,538 shares of the company on July 9, 2015. The average price per share was $11.97, and the transaction total was $475,038. Calamos Asset Management Inc. is a diversified investment management firm with a market cap of 251.91 million and a P/S ratio of 1.01. More...

JOHN CALAMOS, INSIDER TRADES


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Duke Energy Provides Upside Potential
Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) decreased his position in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) through Renaissance Technologies by 4% to $166.6 million in the company's latest filing, with 2.17 million shares. More...

ENERGY


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5 Stocks Gurus, Insiders, and Companies Are Buying Paul Tudor Jones, Jim Simons, - 5 Stocks Gurus, Insiders, And Companies Are Buying
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Relational Investors Sell Shares of Esterline Technologies
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Becton and Dickinson: A Long-Term Bet
In this article, let's take a look at Becton, Dickinson & Company (NYSE:BDX), a $29.99 billion market cap company, which is a company that provides a wide range of medical devices and diagnostic products used in hospitals, doctors' offices, research labs and other settings. More...

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Avon's Price Close to 10-Year Low Charles Brandes,Jim Simons - Avon's Price Close To 10-Year Low
In this article, let's take a look at Avon Products Inc. (NYSE:AVP), a $2.68 billion market cap company, which is the world's leading direct marketer of cosmetics, toiletries, fashion jewelry and fragrances, with about 6 million sales representatives worldwide. More...

Avon


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Best Performing Oil and Gas Stocks in 2015
With these articles, I'll highlight the companies in each sector whose price rose more than others in the same industry since the beginning of the year. More...

Oil, Gas, Energy


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Most performing Utilities on 2015
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A Bullish Outlook For Affiliated Managers Group
In this article, let's take a look at Affiliated Managers Group Inc. (NYSE:AMG), a $11.99 billion market cap company, which is an asset management company with equity investments in a group of boutique investment management firms, or Affiliates. More...

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